3rd–6th Nov: Vibrant arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


CL Smooth at the Shakeen on November 3rd.

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

  • Chris Taylor / Fratellos (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m
  • Dave Clark / Shortys (Nashua) / 6 p.m
  • Jordan Quinn / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m
  • Tyler Levs / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 p.m
  • John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Chad Lamarsh / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m
  • A Living Wage / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • CL Smooth / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm

Lexi James returns to Bonfire Country Bar on November 4th.

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBERth

  • Colin Hart / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Paul Lussier / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Lucas Gallo / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m
  • Kimayo / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m
  • Another Shot Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Last Kid Picked / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Mugsy Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Small Town Stranded / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Lexi James / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m
  • 2120 South Michigan Ave / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9 p.m

Emily’s Garage Band is playing at Derryfield on November 5th.

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBERth

  • Mary Fagan / Winter Farmers’ Market in downtown Concord (Concord) / 9am-12pm
  • Paul Driscoll / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Ramez Gurung / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Jake Bartolin / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m
  • Rebecca Turmel / Fratellos (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Mikey G / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chris Peters / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m
  • Emily’s Garage Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Falsely Accused / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m
  • Fox On The Run / Campfire (Manchester) / 9pm

Brooks Hubbard plays The Goat on November 6th.

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBERth

  • Brooks Hubbard / The Goat (Manchester) / 10 p.m
  • David Newsam / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Marc Apostolides / Copper Door (Salem) / 11 a.m
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11 p.m
  • Eric Lindberg / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m
  • Eric Marcs / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes.


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

THE DAVE BROMBERG QUINTET / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter David Bromberg became an American music prodigy with his self-titled 1971 release on Columbia Records. The mix of traditional and original material, virtuoso musicianship and iconic cover art trumpeted the arrival of a new and bold artist. With seven more albums and ties to Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, George Harrison, The Grateful Dead and Bonnie Raitt, Bromberg’s reputation and following grew exponentially until the incessant demands of touring finally put an end to recording and showing in the early 1980s. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5188

Catch Mania – ABBA tribute band – at the Capitol Center in Concord.

MANIA! THE ABBA TRIBUTE / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7:30 p.m

The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute returns to Concord! MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) was founded in 1999 and the show has since sold out theaters and concert halls internationally. This show has traveled the world bringing the music of the Swedish “supergroup” to their millions of fans, old and new! In 2007 it grossed over AUD 1 million at the box office in Sydney, Australia. The show has ventured to France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, the US, Australia and South Korea, and toured the UK extensively. The show has successfully toured the US annually with over 400 performances since 2009, many venues book the show each year as it has become a ‘tradition’ for both the show and the audience. The thirst for this sensational recreation of Abba’s concerto grows stronger every year. www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111.


FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

FNC: PAUL D’ANGELO / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Paul, a former Assistant District Attorney and criminal defense attorney, is one of the nation’s top stand-up comedians having performed for over sixty internationally renowned acts. Known as a prolific creator of intelligent, introspective, and thoughtful humor that everyone can relate to…men and women, young and old, blue-collar or white-collar workers…there are still numerous comedy routines, funny stories, and anecdotes that Paul has associated with his life want to share audience. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

It’s graduation weekend – get your fat at the Palace Theatre.

GREASE / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 19:30 – LAST WEEKEND!

Grittier and more electrifying than ever, the world’s favorite musical returns to the palace. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for her senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love again? With a hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and We Go Together, Grease celebrates the 1959 Rydell High class in all its glory with duck tails, bobby socks and gum flicks. www.palacetheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

ROSENKRATZ & GÜLDERSTERN ARE DEAD / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / Until November 20th

Presented by Lend Me a Theatre. Hailed as a modern masterpiece of the absurd, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously imaginative tale of Hamlet told from the worm’s-eye perspective of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two supporting characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean duo, Laurel and Hardy, finally gets a chance to star, but in a world echoing the echoes of Waiting for Godot; where reality and illusion mix. Fate stumbles around, unaware of their destined lives and unable to deviate from them, leading our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. www.hatboxnh.com or (603) 715-2315


SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBERth

JESSE GARRON’S TRIBUTE TO ELVIS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 4pm & 7.30pm

Jesse Garron – “The Closest Thing to the King” – Tribute Artist Jesse Garron takes audiences on a journey back to the concert years when Elvis Presley was the King of Rock and Roll. This is not an imitation. Jesse incorporates his own vocals and style to recreate the music, moves and stage show that endeared Elvis to so many and garnered Garron’s acclaim as “The Closest Thing to the King.” Watch the show everyone is talking about. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Louis Prima Jr & The Witnesses at the Stockbridge Theater on November 5th.

LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES / Stockbridge Theater (Derry) / 7pm

Get ready for Jump Jive An’ Wail with Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses as they bring the wildest big band show this side of the ’60s to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Stockbridge Theatre! Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses are a rollicking, horn-driven, New Orleans-style 10-piece band known for their energetic performances that shake the roof and get audiences on their feet. Crossing multiple genres from big band and swing to rock and blues, her eclectic and rowdy style combines the original music from her two albums with tail-shaking and foot-stomping favorites from Louis Prima Sr.’s five-decade career. https://stockbridgetheatre.showare.com/ or (603) 437-5200


SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBERth

COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY / Capitol Center (Concord) / 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m (5 Novth also)

Bob loves to be a comedian. He’s damn good at it! He lives in Maine, the best state in the world, maybe even the universe. He’s a regular on Sirius XM radio and even won their Superbowl of Comedy! He has released over 20 comedy CDs and DVDs! He was in the Guinness Book of World Records for “longest stand-up comedy show by a single person” with 40 hours of stand-up! He has appeared on over 100 television shows including Leno, Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central to name a few. He starred in Boondock Saints I and All Saints Day II, playing Detective Greenly. He has toured the US, Europe, Canada, Kuwait and Iraq. That’s all! www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Seasonal Allergies cast members, from left: Heather Armhold, Allison Sjolund, Jim Calimeri.

SEASONAL ALLERGIES / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 11.-13. November

A comedy directed by Katherine DiSavino & Kevin Mead / Do you have seasonal allergies? You may be experiencing the symptoms of them and not even knowing it. Seasonal allergies tend to show up around the holidays: do you get that tingling sensation in your throat when you realize your vegetable dishes are cooked faster than you thought and are now ready a full hour before the turkey hits the oven? Do your eyes tear uncontrollably after nearly breaking your back climbing into the attic to find the Christmas lights (and then realizing only half the strand is lit)? Do you feel overheated when family members decide to extend their vacation and “hang out” at your home for a few more days? Then you, my friend, have seasonal allergies. And you are not alone! 9 out of 10 people have seasonal allergies, but nobody has a worse case than Julia Shelby and her brother Peter. So get ready to laugh away your sore throat and clear your sinuses with a healthy dose of holiday fun. www.majestictheatre.net or (603) 669-7469

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